Building on the first year of its Do You Know Bruce? exhibition, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) is excited to bring a fresh angle on the Bruce Lee story. Year 2 of the exhibition digs deeper into the significance of Bruce Lee and his impact in media during a time of racial stereotypes and barriers. With the continued full support of Linda and Shannon Lee, The Wing is the only museum, outside of Hong Kong, to present an exhibition about Bruce Lee.
Do You Know Bruce? Year 1 closed Sept. 6.
In 32 years of life, Bruce Lee became a global icon and changed the world, and especially had an impact on Seattle. Year 1 included personal writings and belongings, and collector memorabilia.
Year 2 opens October 3
Still rooted in his Seattle story, Year 2 of this three-year exhibition tackles Bruce Lee’s larger-than-life impact in the media and film industry. From Green Hornet to Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee defied stereotypes, broke barriers and transformed media perceptions by insisting on playing roles of real people rather than of Chinese male caricatures.
Currently in development, new rarely seen memorabilia for the Year 2 exhibition may include:
•Largest display of Green Hornet toys and collectibles ever in the U.S.
• Personal letters from his early television career
•Behind-the-scene photos from the sets of Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon
•Handwritten film notes by Bruce for Game of Death
•Rare photo of inside his early studio in Seattle’s Chinatown
•Photos from his apartment in the University District where he launched his early studio and fell in love with wife Linda
The Year 2 exhibition will also feature text panels written by national blogger Phil Yu (aka Angry Asian Man).
Year 2 Bruce Lee’s Chinatown tours – begin October 6 (end)